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Chargers Daily Links: NFL legend John Madden dies at 85

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The entire football world lost a titan on Tuesday evening when the NFL announced the passing of coaching and broadcasting legend, John Madden. He was 85 years old.

Madden’s name is synonymous with the football world. After leading the Raiders to 10-straight winning seasons, he took to the booth where the entire country welcomed him into their homes every week. This was all on top of creating his namesake video game franchise that has become one of the country’s most-popular games over the past 25+ years.

Whether you can think of one or not, if you’re a football fan, Madden has positively-impacted your life in some way, shape, or form. It’s a heavy, heavy day knowing that this world lost a legend of his grandeur.

So let’s spend the day remembering this amazing man, huh? In the comments below, please feel free to discuss and recount all your favorite memories of Madden and how this icon impacted your life.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Three takeaways from Monday’s press conferences (

What are media members saying about the Chargers after the loss to the Texans? (Chargers Wire)

The Chargers would be the #1 seed if Derwin James stayed healthy (Bolt Beat)

Three Chargers who have struggled down the final stretch of the season (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

NFL icon John Madden passed away at the age of 85 (CBS Sports)

What’s the latest buzz around the NFL in week 17? (ESPN+)

NFL, union cut COVID isolation time to five days (ESPN)

Joe Burrow is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Pro Football Talk)

The Rams plan to ride Sony Michel into the playoffs (

The Jags opened up their search for a new head coach this week (